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Old Oct 7th, 2010, 4:55 pm   #1 (permalink)
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848 versus 999

Anyone ridden these two back to back?

I have a chance to move from my beloved 999 to an 848 and never really considered it until the chance appeared.

Power/weight ratio seems pretty close, tho the 848 is slimmer.

Any idea on ergos? I'm short, 5'9" or so and the 999 is not as comfortable as it could possible be.

Thanks in advance, guys.
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Old Oct 7th, 2010, 5:09 pm   #2 (permalink)
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I have back to back rides on a 749 and an 848. I prefer the 749 but that's just me. Ergonomics are perceived differently by individuals so you gotta try it for yourself.

I don't think I'd consider changing rides unless the fit and feel was way better.
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Old Oct 7th, 2010, 7:52 pm   #3 (permalink)
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+2 on that. I like the ergos of the 999. I have done several ride leads for the Ducati Red Truck demos and last one used a 848 for most of the day. Very nice bike, just a different fit. I also have the s model 999 not the base, and the handling on the 999s is way better (for me) then the 848.

But, it's really a matter of your personal taste, lots of folks love the 848. Ride one first for a long demo if you can.



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I have back to back rides on a 749 and an 848. I prefer the 749 but that's just me. Ergonomics are perceived differently by individuals so you gotta try it for yourself.

I don't think I'd consider changing rides unless the fit and feel was way better.
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Old Oct 7th, 2010, 10:18 pm   #4 (permalink)
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I also like the ergo's on the 749/999 better. But the 848/1098/1198 has a far better chassis and motor, unless you've got a R and then its a no-brainer.
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Have YOU ridden the 848 yet to see?

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Anyone ridden these two back to back?

I have a chance to move from my beloved 999 to an 848 and never really considered it until the chance appeared.

Power/weight ratio seems pretty close, tho the 848 is slimmer.

Any idea on ergos? I'm short, 5'9" or so and the 999 is not as comfortable as it could possible be.

Thanks in advance, guys.
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Old Oct 8th, 2010, 12:00 am   #6 (permalink)
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my advice try to test drive the 848 for yourself.
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Old Oct 8th, 2010, 1:36 am   #7 (permalink)
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my advice try to test drive the 848 for yourself.
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Have YOU ridden the 848 yet to see?
Where on earth do you guys live that someone will let you test ride a bike??
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Where on earth do you guys live that someone will let you test ride a bike??
New England, test rode my first Duc (848), at a dealer. Ended up purchasing an '06 999, which I recently traded in for an '06 999R that is awesome!
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Where on earth do you guys live that someone will let you test ride a bike??
Dealerships....if you go in to one and you're serious, they'll let you demo one....not anything unusual.
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